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THE CLOUT OF CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

According to the United Nations Industrial Development Organization, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) can be defined as “a management concept whereby companies integrate both social and environmental concerns in their business operations and interactions with shareholders“. In simple words, CSR represents all those activities that are performed by a business to contribute to various social, environmental, and economic aspects of society. This can be understood as a ‘symbiotic relationship’- a business acts to benefit the society in return for extracting and exploiting its resources for its economic interests. 

MY SKIN IS NOT ME

“Hey, black boy,” they shouted out,

Millions of eyes on me,

Some with rage,

And some with judgement.

This was because I was black.

They gave us the place to live, mom said.

But this space makes me choke,

And for days striving for breath.

They say I’m ugly,

But I didn’t choose to be this way.

One of god’s creation, I say.

My skin is not me,

And doesn’t decide what’s in me.

Trying to survive for a long time back,

Always being harassed and,

Always feared attack.

Passing through cops yelling and

Huge roads being blocked,

For many more similar days to come

I’ll never stop walking for freedom

THE NECCESSITIES OF TODAY’S WORLD

The most important necessity in today’s world is to stay connected with each other. Stay connected with our family, our friends and our loved ones. We definitely don’t know what’s going to happen with us the next minute. We cannot expect anything for the next moment. We have now learned to live in this pandemic situation but are we actually happy? Are we really enjoying our lives? Are we now what actually we were before? Don’t we have any stress in our minds? And a lot many questions like these pop-up in my head when I think about today’s life, about the situation in which we are living now. And the answers to all these questions are known to every individual. We have gone through drastic changes in our lives.

“WHAT WILL SOCIETY SAY”-THE DREAM KILLER

From aspiring what we want to do to becoming what we want to be, we are always confronted by “What will society say?” at least once. It also doesn’t matter whether it is in personal life or professional life. It might be when you told your parents you wanted to pursue commerce over science or become an artist or when you didn’t want to get married or didn’t want to have kids.

WHY ISN’T MALE PROSTITUTION ACKNOWLEDGED WELL?

Why is Prostitution always linked to Females when one ponders upon the same? Why does Cinematic experience always provide an insight to a female hooker’s life while successfully hiding the male counterpart? Why is human sex trafficking a crime associated with girls only? Are strip clubs just half naked women dancing on poles?

21st CENTURY’s ‘BIG FOUR’ FASHION CAPITALS

A fashion capital is a city having a major impact on fashion trends worldwide and plays a leading role in clothing and design. A combination of business, culture and entertainment- fashion capitals have important identities globally. The production and retailing of fashion products plus the events like fashion weeks generate a large economic output. 

MEDUSA AND THE #METOO MOVEMENT

A statue of Medusa, holding the severed head of the Greek hero Perseus was recently unveiled on the 13th of October in the Collect Pond Park across the Manhattan Supreme Court Building. The statue serves as a tribute to the #MeToo Movement, launched in 2008 by Tarana Burke as a platform for solidarity and support for victims and survivors of sexual violence.

CANCEL CULTURE

PEOPLE CANCELLING PEOPLE!!! 

It’s completely normal to see people cancelling their orders at online E-commerce sites. It’s also very usual to cancel your plan to visit some pre-decided venue. But, now the word ‘Cancelling’ has taken all together a different route. With the rise of the concept that a person can be cancelled, the term ‘Cancel Culture’ is buzzing all over the internet. From politicians to writers everyone is decrying the idea of cancelling people. The US President has labelled cancel culture to be ‘the very definition of totalitarianism’. In support of this, the author of the most famous and loved book series ‘Harry Potter’, also went public to log a sharp criticism on the evolving of this so-called new phenomenon in an open letter, which was shared by Harper’s magazine. These statements and logs validate the addition of ‘Social’ to the word ‘Connotation’ in respect to cancelling people surfaced over the past few years. 

HOW DOES CINEMA POTRAY WOMEN

Cinema being the major source of entertainment has a deep impact on the ethics and values of society. The characters of the movies, television, web series are idolized by every generation group. From imbibing their dressing style to how they speak and what they do, each and every aspect of them is incorporated, the only reason being they are applauded, they are appreciated.

THE PILGRIMAGE

‘The ship is safest when it is in port but that is not what ships were built for’

With the bestselling philosophical and a phenomenal work of art THE ALCHEMIST, PAULO COELHO yet again brings into light a brilliant account of his pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela with a quest to discover the ancient wisdom. 

JAISALMER: THE GOLDEN CITY

We have often heard people talking about visiting places out of India i.e. visiting other countries but in India itself there are a lot many places which are too beautiful and peaceful to visit. And one of those places is; Jaisalmer.

Jaisalmer is  popularly known as the “Golden City.” It is one of the most famous destinations in the state of Rajasthan. The city is known for its ethical beauty and tradition. The town is also known for its location  which is right in the middle of the Thar Desert.

ARE ITEM SONGS REALLY NECESSARY IN EVERY BOLLYWOOD MOVIE

Coming to think of it, you would very vehemently agree that Bollywood has an utter fascination with the indulgence of an ‘item song’ or ‘item number’ in their not-so-exotic films! Granting that you are already very aware of the physical aspect of it, have you ever wondered what it’s theoretical definition is?

PRODUCTIVITY AND LOCKDOWN

“Not being productive does not mean you are wasting time.”

I am sure all of us have struggled with that guilt wreaking havoc on your mind whenever we scroll through Instagram and see all our friends getting Quarantine glow ups, Baking sourdough bread and just living that perfect life, But are they? After all, baking sourdough is not going to end this pandemic.

FROM STRICTLY ARRANGED TO SEMI-ARRANGED

There is no more lovely, friendly and charming relationship, communion or company than a good marriage. — Martin Luther.

Unlike the saying, “When it comes to love, age is just a number” the perception behind Indian marriages is to “settle down” when you reach a certain age. The fear may be that as you grow older, you might not find the right person or no person at all. It is the year 2020, but the fact remains the same in every caste and community. 

CROATIA – FULL OF LIFE

One of the most desired tourist destinations of the world, Croatia might not just fanaticize one, about the historical medieval cities and ruins but also has something to offer to everyone who visits it. Located in the Balkans, Croatia is not just heaven with natural beauty but also has a lot more to offer to all those who might be quite interested in the medieval history of Europe. 

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